Lot 116: 14KT White Gold 2.29ct Tanzanite and Diamond Ring A5355
July 3, 2014
Westlake Village, CA, USALive Auction
Description: 14KT White Gold 2.29ct Tanzanite and Diamond Ring A5355. Great Condition! SC1041TG. One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast tanzanite and diamond ring with a bright polish finish. Condition is new, good workmanship. The featured tanzanite is set within a ribbon of diamonds, supported by diamond set three-way split shoulders and completed by a three millimeter wide band. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "14K". Containing: One prong set oval mixed cut natural tanzanite, measuring 9.50 x 6.50 x 4.80mm, approximate weight of 2.29ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, medium, very slightly grayish, bluish violet color, (GIA bV 5/3), cut is good. Transmitting light with no distortion, transparent. Graded in the setting. Tanzanite is a very rare gemstone that is only found in the country of Tanzania. Originally discovered in 1967. Tiffany & Company, named the stone Tanzanite. It is found in the Usumburu Mountains that border the Umba Valley of northern Tanzania. Tanzanite occurs in gray, brown, violet, blue, reddish-purple, & green. The gem is interesting because of its exceptional pleochroism. Rotated in different directions a tanzanite will exhibit multiple changes of color. Tanzanite has a low tolerance to ultrasonic cleaning, and should not be cleaned using this method. Sixty-eight prong set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 1.60 - 1.50 x 0.93mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 68 Stones = 0.98ct. Graded in the setting. Clarity SI-2 to I-1. Color G - I Total Weight of Colored Stones 2.29ct. Total Weight of Diamonds 0.98ct. Total Weight of Ring 4.70gm. AIG Appraised at $9,085.00.